Gennady Onishchenko, a State Duma deputy and former chief sanitary doctor of Russia, called on Russian pensioners to get rid of excess abdominal fat that increases the risk of heart disease.
According to him, physical exercise is necessary, but only when a person is healthy enough, RNS reports. At the same time, seniors should pay close attention to what and how much they eat, he said.
“The combination of being a little bit on short rations and doing some physical activity is the most effective option,” Onishchenko stressed.
In the authumn of 2018, unauthorized protests against raising the retirement age took place in dozens of Russian cities. As a result, more than 1,000 persons, including minors and journalists, were detained.
In October 2018, Vladimir Putin signed the law on the gradual raising of the retirement age by five years – up to 65 years for men and 60 for women.